With National Pie Day landing on January 23, it’s the perfect time to chomp down on the cozy, celebratory comfort food that’ll put a smile on anyone’s face.
The secret to a truly good pie is making it from scratch. If you’re pressed for time, however, or merely want to try all the delicious baked options around Tucson, then you’ve come to the right place.
From bakeries and cafes to diners and restaurants, here are a myriad of options. There are memory-evoking traditional flavors and exotic combinations, too.
Feast on these delicious reasons to celebrate pie season.
Sydney’s Sweet Shoppe
8969 E. Tanque Verde Rd, Suite 209
Local baker, Sydney Adams’ inspiration and love for baking derives from her grandmother and the recipes nestled inside of a cookbook, which carries recipes dating back to the 1940s. Seeing the joy that her grandmother received from baking is something she shares, too.
“Baking is my passion, more specifically, pie,” said Adams. “Pie has always been my family’s favorite dessert and my grandma was the pie baker. My grandma has always been known for her pies, winning many contests in her home state of Illinois.”
For more information, call (520) 777-7133 or visit sydneyssweetshoppe.com.
6260 E. Speedway Blvd. Ste. 100
The pie varieties at Back Dough are endless. If you haven’t heard of them, they are the ‘purely pie’ section of Beyond Bread — same owners, and one of the same locations.
Open the door to find a beautiful glassed selection of mini pies. There are specialty pies, cream pies, fruit pies, and basically any flavor of pie you could possibly crave.
For more information, visit beyondbread.com/backdough.
4553 E. Broadway Blvd.
Nadines is a kosher bakery that specializes in wedding cakes and an assortment of tasty pies. Choose from classics like Apple Crumb Pie as well as the bold but light Pumpkin Chiffon Pie.
When your sweet tooth kicks in, give them a visit.
For more information or to place an order call (520) 326-0735 or keep up with Nadines Bakery on Facebook.
7882 N. Oracle Rd.
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Old-fashioned pies are baked here from scratch daily. You’ll see the large pies greeting you on the counter when you walk in. Flavors include Banana Cream, Pumpkin Praline Cheese, and Chocolate Cream. The crusts are perfectly flaky and buttery.
For more information, visit villagebakehouse.com/pies.
Bread & Butter Cafe
4231 E. 22nd St. • 9431 E. 22nd St.
Come in and have a bite of one of our signature pies, Prickly Pear Meringue! We pick and juice all the fruits ourselves….
Bread & Butter Cafe serves around 15 flavors of pie slices each day but they do take orders for scratch-made whole pies in advance.
Give them a call 24-hours in advance to reserve your pie. Choose from a long list, which includes locally-inspired Prickly Pear Meringue and customer-favorite Cookie Dough.
For more information, visit breadandbuttercafetucson.com.
La Baguette Bakery
1797 E. Prince Rd.
If you haven’t placed your orders yet, don’t fret, we have lots of beautiful fresh baked goods on the shelf. We’re open…
La Baguette Bakery opened in Tucson in 1987 and has continued to dole out pies ever since. Find standard pie flavors like Apple, Peach, Blueberry, Cherry, Strawberry, Pecan, and Pumpkin to meet your holiday needs.
Keep up with La Baguette Bakery on Facebook.
Kneaders Bakery & Cafe
135 S. Wilmot Rd. • 9660 N. Oracle Rd.
Kneaders is an affordable bakery with high-quality desserts. Try the Triple Chocolate Cream Pie, Nana’s Pumpkin, Coconut Cream, Raspberry Cream Cheese, Pecan, or Key Lime Pie.
Pre-order any flavor that fits your fancy online.
For more information, visit kneaders.com.
902 E. Broadway Blvd.
We’ve got mini pies! Chocolate pecan, lemon chess or hibiscus cherry filling in crispy cornmeal crusts. Treat yourself…
The pies and desserts are baked in-house at this farm-to-table diner. Apple, Pecan, and Cherry are the options available this year and will leave you wanting more.
To get yours, call (520) 622-5100.
For more information, visit welcomediner.net.
Gus Balons Restaurant
6027 E. 22nd St.
Whether you want a Butterscotch Pie or a Raspberry Pie, they’re homemade daily at this neighborhood diner. Other fruit flavors include Apple, Blueberry, Cherry, Rhubarb, Peach, and Apple-cranberry.
Their cream pies are well balanced — sweet with a delicious crust that melts in your mouth.
Keep up with Gus Balons Restaurant on Facebook.
Cafe Maggie on Fourth
745 N. Fourth Ave.
Good Morning Tucson!
Gluten-free & Vegan cobbler with mixed fruit for the wonderful weather!
Formerly known as Epic Cafe, you’ll find an eye-catching atmosphere filled with artwork and coffee mugs. Give their gluten-free and vegan cobbler a taste sooner rather than later.
For more information, visit epiccafe.com.
3301 E. Grant Rd.
Fresh Strawberry Pie is on the dessert menu, just in time for Mother’s Day. Order yours soon!!!
If you’ve never tried Rhubarb Pie, this is a place to do it. They’ve also got fruit pies such as Peach, Strawberry, and Blueberry. Cream flavors include Coconut and Lemon.
This is also the place where you can try a pie with breakfast — no judgment.
For more information, visit robertstucson.com.
680 E. Rudasill Rd.
Mmmmm… nothing like warm apple pie with a oat crumble crust for #NationalApplePieDay
Order one today for pick up:
Nosh Tucson is one of the newest bakeries in Tucson and all of their pies are made to order, so you’ll want to plan out which one you want to devour first. Also, you’ll want to allow at least a five-hour turnaround time for your order.
For more information, visit bakery.noshtucson.com.
What’s your favorite place to grab a slice of pie in Tucson? Let us know in the comments.